This concert rips the orchestra asunder, dividing the group into sections performing as separate ensembles. The strings are featured in A Downland Suite and Symphonies of Wind Instruments highlights the winds and brass. The “healing” begins when the orchestra rejoins for a concerto featuring an instrument not usually in the spotlight, the noble tuba. We’re pleased that the MPO’s very own Dean Shea will be the soloist for Vaughan Williams’ concerto. To make sure the orchestra has fully healed as one, we’ll conclude with Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, a piece that memorably unifies the whole orchestra through Spanish folk melodies.

Conducted by Derick Rehurek

Works Performed

  • Ireland, John, A Downland Suite
  • Stravinksy, Igor, Symphony of WInd Instruments
  • Vaughan Williams, Tuba Concerto in F minor with soloist Dean Shea, tuba
  • Falla, Manuel de, The Three Cornered Hat, Suite #2

Dates Performed

  • March 14, 2015
  • March 15, 2015